The Sexy Storm by Edward van de Vendel
The Sexy Storm by Edward van de Vendel

The Sexy Storm by Edward van de Vendel

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Translated by David Colmer.

Dutch writer Edward van de Vendel, well-known for his young adult novels and children's books, explores the thrills and chills of adolescent love in these tender, playful, passionate poems.

From the exhilaration of first meetings to the emptiness of a relationship's termination, The Sexy Storm is a collection of modern love poems that will resonate for readers both young and old.

I heard no answer,
but softly stroked his back
with glances, with a half
a gaze, a sentence
in my heart, staring almost
at his shoulder blades,
which looked like commas,
quotation marks.


Edward van de Vendel writes for children and young adults: novels, poetry, picture books, non-fiction, and song lyrics. His books have won awards in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France, and he has twice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2011/2012), and once for the Hans Christian Andersen Award (2018). His books are translated into over twenty-five languages. More poetry in English is to be found in I'll Root for You (Eerdmans, 2018, also translated by David Colmer).


48 pages
ISBN: 978-1-938334-28-3